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BRUSSELS WEATHER - THE WEATHER IN BRUSSELS BELGIUM

Brussels weatherBrussels Weather - If you like warm weather and arriving when most tourists do, I would suggest visiting Brussels between May and September. The weather is similar to Seattle, Washington’s weather – it is said to “change every 20 minutes” by Belgians, but its Maritime air masses produce a moderate climate which is due to the closeness of the English Channel and the North Sea, much as Seattle is by the Pacific. The summer months in Brussels are warm with maximum daily average temperatures of 65-73 degrees and with some rain about every second day. This means very pleasant weather for sightseeing.

On the other hand if you prefer exploring with less tourists around and weather that is not quite so warm, I would suggest visiting Brussels between October and May – it doesn’t snow in Belgium, but it does rain quite a bit, especially in the winter. Local storekeepers take advantage of this and if you’re stuck in the rain without an umbrella, you needn’t look far for a store selling umbrellas – alas, you will pay a bit for one – I saw them between the price of 15 Euros and 40 Euros. I picked up one when I lost the one I brought, but then ended up losing the brand new one, and finding my old one. What gives. Anyway, the locals are used to it – and if rain doesn’t bother you that much (especially if you have that handy umbrella) you’ll be fine.

Another advantage of arriving in the “off-season” is this tip to remember – if you longing for some mussels (one of Brussels most traditional dishes) – the "in" season (when they are the best, freshest, and most numerous)- order them only during months that have an “r” in the name - you got it from September to April.